August 19, 2009

Dishonest MSNBC Edits Out Face of Protestor in Order to Push Narrative of Racism

Via Hot Air, it has to be seen to be believed.

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer: "A man at a pro-health care reform rally just outside wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip. The Associated Press about a dozen people in all at that event were visible carrying firearms.

The reason we're talking about this—a lot of talk here Dylan—because people feel like yes, there are Second Amendment rights, for sure, but also there are questions about whether this has racial overtones. You have a man of color in the Presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists."

White people?

This is Chris, the racist white person that had the Carbon-15 carbine on a sling over his shoulder and a gun on his hip that Brewer was talking around in order to keep her talking point intact. Note that in the beginning of this video, MSNBC went to great pains to edit out Chris's head (and race) so that they could provide a race-baiting narrative.

And journalists wonder why people don't find them credible...

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 19, 2009 08:58 PM

Well, they sure proved my point correct, when I said:

Instead I will just give you my thoughts and feelings about this but tell you I would not do it because of the MSM that we have now. They lie, cheat and steal and twist not only facts but intentions.

Papa Ray
West Texas

Posted by: Papa Ray at August 19, 2009 09:52 PM

You know, the term "liberal media" and "media bias" get tossed around so much it almost doesn't have meaning any more. Those that see it, see it all the time and are almost numb to it. Those that refuse to see it, just ignore it and scoff at the claim. I watched this video and listened to Brewer completely fabricate what we saw in the video and I am just stunned. How in the hell does anyone at MSNBC or NBC or wherever let them get away with this?

You want to conveniently forget to mention that the latest politician to get indicted or investigated is a democrat? Fine - it's easy enough to find out and it makes you look petty and silly. But to use this video and outright lie about what we are seeing is comparable to Dan Rather and the National Guard memos that were laughable fakes. But, it's not funny any more. This is the kind of crap that happens in North Korea or the USSR, not in America. I am absolutely sickened and outraged.

Posted by: Ted at August 19, 2009 11:28 PM


The video is so much worse than you make is sound. It really has to be seen to be believed.

MSNBC. Roger That. I'll file that in the memory banks.

Posted by: brando at August 19, 2009 11:53 PM

Isn't this the same company that runs Dateline, the show that fabricated crash tests on GM SUV's and forced those trucks to "explode" by using planted incendiary devices? The company that was sued and lost for making things up?

Yeah, I'm not surprised.

Why anyone still watches either the air or cable version of GE's DNC propaganda arm is beyond me. (MS)NBC is beyond shameful; it's actually corrupt.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 19, 2009 11:54 PM

MSNBC is rendering itself irrelevant... and at a frenzied pace I'm afraid because they can't believe there are people outside of their own circles that do not define everything by group identity and victims. Their viewership has become the "shrinking man". The smaller they get, the harder they have to fight to survive, the more outrageous they think they have to be... until they disappear.The sooner they dissolve the better the country will be for it. Their dishonesty and one-sided slant on everything has become tedious, expected, boring, and insignificant. I just got a "thrill" up my leg I think.

Posted by: Dave B at August 19, 2009 11:58 PM

One more comment on that brilliant analysis of the white guy carrying a gun that was actually a black guy carrying a gun. My President, like all that preceded him is always in constant danger from nuts and fools. Are they trying to flick at the nerve of some white racist bigot somewhere to push him or her over the edge with these ridiculous and inaccurate charges? Are they trying to offer validation to some nutball that hears them? Shut up! It's almost like they want an attempt of some sort so they can use it for their own ends. If I were in charge of the President's detail I'd give the executives at MSNBC a call and tell them to knock that sh.t off.

Posted by: Dave B at August 20, 2009 12:25 AM

The good thing is that fewer people are watching those outlets. They are increasingly "preaching to the choir" and not playing a role in persuading anyone. Most people watching have already bought into their meme and are simply finding comfort in the validation that it provides.

Basically, outlets like that are providing entertainment for the already converted, they aren't influencing many outside of that circle.

Posted by: crosspatch at August 20, 2009 02:42 AM

PMSNBC gets hysterical at their made-up "news stories". They didn't quite block out the man with the guns t-shirt which had a pro-Obama sentiment on it (see 0.20).

Posted by: Ron at August 20, 2009 03:09 AM

DaveB, I was thinking the same thing. It's almost as if they're trying to goad some loony-tunes into trying something, all so that they can say, "See? We told you so!" in righteous tones with smug smiles that I just want to slap right off their faces.

Posted by: Stoutcat at August 20, 2009 09:22 AM

I agree with brando. I've been almost ignoring this story thinking it was probably not such a big deal. I finally watched the video and am floored.

The MSNBC bigotry against white men was on full display here. They push their unfounded prejudices 24/7.

Posted by: George at August 20, 2009 09:25 AM

Wow. They took an honest story and turned it into a lie with a little editing.

Posted by: Ace at August 20, 2009 09:38 AM

As a former media guy (30 years in broadcasting), I can attest that this type of disinformation is condoned and approved by the heads of these "news" organizations. If NBC wanted only truthful, honest journalism, these reports would never see the light of day. The fact that such brazen propaganda is broadcast on an almost daily basis is a testament to just how partisan the media has become.


Posted by: Just Sayin' at August 20, 2009 09:39 AM

Now this is interesting... If you're black, and show up with a gun at one of the town hall meetings, you are now an honorary white man...

Ok, I'm not sure the guy is thrilled with MCNBC's honorarium this morning.

Posted by: marianne7 at August 20, 2009 10:04 AM

Are "reporters" these days all a bunch of dumb kids from sheltered Ivory Tower backgrounds, or does it just seem that way?

Posted by: Tom Jones at August 20, 2009 10:08 AM

swizzle, didja watch the video?

And who are these "teabaggers" of whom you speak?

Posted by: Bill the Butcher at August 20, 2009 10:45 AM

As I've been saying for years, the media is just a wing of the democrat party. Welcome to Pravda

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at August 20, 2009 01:22 PM

The only reason I can come up with for this kind of reporting is that they are intellectually inferior to an amoeba, or they are afflicted with some obscure medical disease where they see everything as a negative, like on the old cameras.

Posted by: Rich at August 20, 2009 02:22 PM

So, Obama's a "man of color", but it's "white people" who have "anger about a black person being president".

So who's the racist here ?

Posted by: Joe the Plumber at August 20, 2009 03:40 PM

You mean Drew Carey didn't fall asleep in the tanning bed like Kramer?

Posted by: Pinandpuller at August 21, 2009 06:03 AM